Mali coach Fanyeri Diarra
I'm amazed by the great shape my players are in physically. They're up to the task even though they're coming to the end of the regular season at club level. In a tournament like this one, the first match is vital. Leaving here with three points means the lads will be under much less pressure going into our second game on Wednesday against Serbia.

Mexico coach Sergio Almaguer
We need to critically analyse what happened in this game. As a team, we need to play with a bit more intelligence and focus. We had chances throughout the match but failed to take them. This was only the first match, though, so we need to look forward because we've still got more games to come.